Area of Practice: Family Law
J.D., Lewis & Clark, 2015
Admitted to Practice:
Maxine began her legal career as a Staff Attorney at St. Andrew Legal Clinic. In that position, Maxine successfully litigated and represented clients in all areas of family law. Maxine truly enjoys being a family law practitioner, as she gets the opportunity to help clients through an emotionally difficult time. Maxine’s patience and straightforwardness means that in achieving a client’s goal, the client is educated about complex legal process and understands the cost benefit of any legal decision made. Although Maxine enjoys problem solving and negotiating outside of the courtroom, she is also an experienced litigator. Maxine’s cases involve divorce, custody matters, dissolution of domestic partnerships, paternity actions, enforcement and contempt matters, and third-party custody cases. Maxine’s goal is to represent each client with compassion and dedication. Her ability to work with others is an asset to clients as she is able to find real solutions to their conflicts.
Maxine is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to law school, Maxine was a certified paralegal in California. Upon graduation, Maxine was inducted into the Cornelius Honor Society, based on her distinguished scholarship, leadership, and contribution to the law community. Outside of Maxine’s family law practice, she continues to volunteer at the night clinic program at St. Andrew Legal Clinic, providing low-income clients direct legal representation on family law issues. Maxine is fluent in mandarin, and enjoys cooking authentic Chinese food. In her spare time, Maxine is usually busy outdoors enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
• Oregon State Bar
• Multnomah Bar Association
• Oregon Women Lawyers
• Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association – Secretary
• Oregon Chinese Lawyers Association
•Oregon State Bar, Public Service Advisory Committee (2018 to present)
•Oregon Asian Pacific Bar Association, Secretary (2017 to present)
•Multnomah Bar Association, CLE Committee (2015 to present)
•International Victims Actions Center, Board Advisor
•St. Andrew Legal Clinic, Night Clinic Volunteer
•Lewis & Clark Law School, 1L Mentor Program